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Who is the eligible child?
The eligible child is the child for whom you satisfy steps 2 and 3 under Are you eligible for the baby bonus?. It is usually the first child born or the first child who you gained legal responsibility and care of, after 30 June 2001. It is not necessarily your oldest or first born child.
Print your child's name in the relevant boxes. Make sure that you complete both the Surname or family name and Given names.
Child's date of birth
Write your child's date of birth on your claim.
If your child died during the year but before their 5th birthday, print B in the code box to the right of O on your claim. This extends your eligibility for the baby bonus to the end of the income year. For a future year it allows you to claim the baby bonus for another child.
Date you became legally responsible for the child
Only complete this date if you gained legal responsibility of the child (for example, through a court order).
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